Paint Lab: 52 Exercises inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place, and Method (Lab Series)

By Deborah Forman

Paint Lab is full of exact and experimental thoughts and concepts in portray. This hands-on booklet is geared up into fifty two devices, that could, yet needn't be explored on a weekly foundation. The labs might be labored on in any order, that you should turn round to benefit a brand new mixed-media strategy or be encouraged via a specific portray subject or software. The underlying message of this ebook is that, as an artist, you need to study and achieve services via experimentation and play. there isn't any wrong or right end result, particularly you can find new varieties of expression on your paintings and achieve self assurance on your skills.
Designed to notify and encourage new artists and re-ignite ardour for portray in skilled artists, this booklet deals more than a few routines damaged down by means of topic: Who (artist-inspired), What (tools and materials), whilst (a time-based concept), the place (a feel of place), and the way (inspired via a strategy or method).  
Paint Lab is illustrated with tremendous full-color photographs and a number of examples of every workout. This booklet will give you a visible, non-linear method of studying portray thoughts, and reinforces a enjoyable and fearless method of growing art.

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